Tips on using the Happenings blog

March 1, 2010 by | Campus Life

We’ve been getting a lot of great feedback about the new Happenings blog, now that we’ve been in this new format for a few weeks!  Readers seem to really like it.  We’ve also had some suggestions (see the next blog item to vote!) — and since Happenings is YOUR newsletter, we would love some feedback. 

What should Happenings be?

March 1, 2010 by | Campus Life

Aha – now’s your chance to use that “POST COMMENT” button.  We’ve had some varying feedback about the new Happenings .  Some love the way we’ve been writing it, and are of the opinion that it’s valuable for Haps to list upcoming events — even when they reiterate and expand upon events you’ve already seen

Celebrate the new Attallah Academy of Teaching on March 2

March 1, 2010 by | Campus Life

The folks at Chapman’s College of Educational Studies are greeting their newborn academy with all the excitement and affection of proud parents. “Our baby has high expectations, and we have high expectations for its development,” CES Dean Don Cardinal says of the Donna Ford Attallah Academy of Teaching and Learning. “The academy’s early characteristics are

Founders Day will feature noted scholar of Christianity

March 1, 2010 by | Campus Life

Chapman University’s annual Founders Day will take place over TWO days this year, March 19-20. The event is an occasion for Chapman Disciples of Christ/Disciples on Campus (DOC) alumni and church people from across Southern California to gather, and is open to any interested participants on campus or in the community — registration information and

Elie Wiesel to give talk for campus community on April 26

March 1, 2010 by | Arts and Culture

As previously announced in Happenings, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Elie Wiesel will return to Chapman University to appear at a gala on April 25 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education and the Stern Chair in Holocaust Education, held by Marilyn Harran, Ph.D.  Wiesel first visited Chapman five years ago to

"Catch-22" screening: Let the stories fly

March 1, 2010 by | Arts and Culture

  From performing with actors who became lifelong friends to getting dropped off in the Mexican desert and wondering if a car really was going to come pick him up, Richard Benjamin shared tales from “a different era” of filmmaking after a recent screening of “Catch-22” at the Folino Theater. The satirical film is 40

Sports: Hoopsters finally go to Big Dance

March 1, 2010 by | Sports

Congratulations to the Chapman men’s basketball team for earning a berth in the NCAA Division III championships — yes, the Panthers are going to the Big Dance!   The Panthers (23-2) will host a first-round game against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges (21-6) on Thursday night at 7 p.m. here at the Hutton Sports Center.  Twenty-six years ago the Panthers

Professor's research sheds new light on medical marijuana

March 1, 2010 by | Science and Health

Medicinal use of marijuana has an extremely long history of therapeutic use, going back several thousands of years. It was often used for the same medical conditions it is used to treat today such as muscle spasms, pain, nausea, vomiting, epilepsy, and glaucoma. However, problems with memory and learning, distorted perception (sights, sounds, time, touch),

Chapman receives top honor from Freedoms Foundation

March 1, 2010 by | Arts and Culture

The Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge-OC Chapter held their 42nd National Annual Awards Luncheon and Presentation of Medals on Saturday, February 27 at Chapman University. Chapman University received the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge’s (FFVF) George Washington Honor Medal in the Schools category.   The award honors programs “supporting the American way of life, including patriotism, responsible citizenship, community service and entrepreneurship.”  Chapman University received a